Frequently Asked Questions

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General

What are the course timings?
Tell me more about Improve International
Who are Improve’s partners?
Does course attendance go towards my CPD hours?

Postgraduate Certificates

If coming from a non-European country – how would face to face module attendance work?
What is a Postgraduate Certificate (PgC)?
What is the criteria for enrolment?
Over what time period can I take the taught modules?
Are Improve’s Postgraduate Certificates academically equivalent to the RCVS CertAVP and other postgraduate certificates?
I have previously achieved a GPCert. Can I use this towards a PgC?
Is my practice suitable for studying towards a postgraduate certificate?
Where are the taught programmes held?
How are Improve’s PgC programmes different to other providers?
How many hours will I spend on my certificate?
How will I be assessed?
What resources will be available to support me through the PgC?
Will Improve’s PgCs enable me to apply for the RCVS Advanced Practitioner Status?
How can I fit a modular CPD programme into my busy life?
I want to register on a modular course but I may be away for some of the modules. Does this mean I will miss out?

Online Bitesize CPD

Where do I login to access Online Bitesize CPD?
I have forgotten my website login username – how do I retrieve this?
I am having issues with logging into my account?
I have not received an email with my login details?
I am having technical issues with the Bitesize site or an individual course
How do I sign up for the full year subscription?

Payments

Can I pay by Direct Debit?
What payment methods do you accept?

ISVPS

Who is ISVPS ?
If I sit and pass an ISVPS examination, will the RCVS include it in its register?
Do I have to register for the ISVPS Certificate to attend a General Practitioner Certificate programme?

Distance Learning

Who can enrol on the Distance Learning programmes?
What does the GPCert consist of?
What qualifications are needed for taking the programme if coming from another non-European country?
What does the PgC consist of?
When is the learning content available for each module?
Is the PgC programme recognised by other countries?
Can I do the GPCert and the PgC at the same time?
What additional learning resources are available?
How can I track my progress in the programme?
Do I have to access the programme via a specific browser?
Does the Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) programme differ from the GPCert?
When do the exams take place?
Which modules do I choose for the PgC and when do I have to choose them?
How many hours per week will I have to spend on the programme?
Is the General Practitioner Certificate (GPCert) all online?
How do I submit my case report for the GPCert?
How do I register for the GPCert and/or the PgC?
What do the case logs for the case diary consist of?
Can I defer a module?
If coming from a non-European country – how would face-to-face module attendance work for the PgC?

Nursing Certificate Distance Learning

Who can enrol on the NCert/VTCert/VPPCert Certificate Distance Learning Programmes?
What does the NCert/VTCert/VPP Certificate qualification consist of?
How do I register for the NCert/VTCert/VPPCert qualification via Distance Learning Programmes?
When do examinations take place for the NCert/VTCert/VPPCert and do I need to travel to take them?
What does the examination consist of?
How many CPD hours will this programme provide?
How much self-study is required?
Will there be any additional costs involved?
Is there an option to defer the programme?
How can I track my progress in the programme?
What happens if I fail an ISVPS assessment?
What qualifications are needed for taking the programme if coming from another non-European country?
When is the learning content available for each module?
Do I have to access the programme via a specific browser?
What additional learning resources are available?

Accelerated

Who can enrol on the Accelerated Learning programmes?
When is the learning content available for each module?
What learning resources are available?
How many hours per week will I have to spend on the programme?
Are there live sessions or other events that require me to be connected at a specific day/time?
Can I enrol in the programme at the time of my preference?
What does the FCert consist of?
When do the exams take place?
How do I register for the FCert?
How often are the modules released?

Ultrasound Scanning

How are dogs sourced for ultrasound courses?
Will the dogs be sedated?
Will the dogs have any abnormalities?
Are the dogs clipped?
Are cats used for any of the ultrasound courses?
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For any other questions, please email us at enquiries@improveinternational.com or call us on 01793 759159
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